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  • Don Normark, who photographed Chavez Ravine residents, dies at 86

     Don Normark, who photographed Chavez Ravine residents, dies at 86
    In late 1948, before the bulldozers came, 19-year-old photography student Don Normark stumbled upon a tranquil enclave of poor Mexican Americans in the hills above downtown Los Angeles. Its residents eyed him curiously at first, this skinny man with a...
  • 'Scratch' brings graffiti off the street, into museum

    'Scratch' brings graffiti off the street, into museum
    Graffiti art, by nature, is a territorial expression. Rival crews tag public walls, letting loose a spray-paint-infused primal scream: "I was here, I exist." But graffiti also can be a collaborative form of calligraphy that plays with lettering, symbols...
  • LACMA's 'Expressionism in Germany and France' an edifying mix

     LACMA's 'Expressionism in Germany and France' an edifying mix
    When German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche declared in 1882 that "Gott ist tot" — God is dead — he could not have known that he was codifying a social and cultural transformation that a generation later would manifest itself in astounding...
  • Fall theater 2014: Classics by Beckett, Foote, Orton will arise anew

    Fall theater 2014: Classics by Beckett, Foote, Orton will arise anew
    The fall season always brings the hope that something new will astonish us. I'm betting that a few old works might fit the bill. Perhaps I'm in a retrospective state of mind because my post-Labor Day theatergoing began at the beginning, with "Persians,"...
  • 'Valley Vista' at Cal State Northridge takes a stand for Valley art

    'Valley Vista' at Cal State Northridge takes a stand for Valley art
    The local 7-Eleven is the meeting place, watering hole and cultural center of the San Fernando Valley. At least that's what Valley-raised artist Jeffrey Vallance wrote in a 1985 essay titled "Avenue of the Absurd: Landmarks of the West San Fernando...
  • 'Persians' an uneven but accessible account of ancient defeat

     'Persians' an uneven but accessible account of ancient defeat
    Imagine a play by a contemporary American playwright examining the war in Afghanistan from the point of view of Taliban leaders grieving their losses. No luck? This superhuman leap of sympathetic imagination is what Aeschylus achieved in his 472 BC...
  • L.A. theater openings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7: 'The Tempest' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7: 'The Tempest' and more
    Shakespeare's "The Tempest" blows into South Coast Rep, it's Greeks vs. "Persians" at the Getty Villa, and a Louisa May Alcott classic gets a makeover in "Women" at Theatre Asylum. Giddy Up, Lil’ Sunday! All-new sketch comedy show. The Groundlings...
  • Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies

    Datebook: African skies, a Pokémon festival and paintings by flies
    The stars as seen through African eyes, a new space grows in Larchmont and shows in garages. Here’s what’s going down in L.A. and beyond: “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” at the L.A. County Museum of Art. More than three dozen...
  • Getty Museum hires Jeffrey Spier, Davide Gasparotto as senior curators

    Getty Museum hires Jeffrey Spier, Davide Gasparotto as senior curators
    Filling vacancies in two of the Getty Museum's most important jobs, museum director Timothy Potts has picked Jeffrey Spier, an American scholar with whom he's had a long professional connection, as its new senior curator of antiquities — the top...
  • Getty team launches conservation study of Kahn's Salk Institute

    Getty team launches conservation study of Kahn's Salk Institute
    The Getty Conservation Institute has announced that it is partnering with the Salk Institute in La Jolla to preserve a pillar of mid-20th century Modern architecture. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies was completed in 1965, the collaboration...
  • Round-Up: Gaza video game, Ferguson's architecture, L.A. art hotbed

    Round-Up: Gaza video game, Ferguson's architecture, L.A. art hotbed
    Ancient cave murals in India getting some needed cleanings, the architecture of America in a time of strife, a video game inspired by Gaza, dating advice from Ovid and L.A., L.A., L.A. — it seems everyone wants a piece of us. This, along with a...